Monday, May 12, 2008


One morning over the weekend I finished showering and noticed my bedroom door was wide open. My husband was doing yardwork, my son was sleeping and my other kids were at a neighbor's house playing. So, still nekkid, I walked across my bedroom to close the door and finish dressing.
Just as I reached the door, my teenage son turned the corner. There we stood, facing each other, for what seemed like the longest millisecond in the history of time and space. In a futile gesture, I did the two handed cover-up and grabbed the door shut. Once hidden, I peeked around to croak, "Sorrrrrry!"
Just in time to see him turn his back, raise his face to the ceiling, and groan, "ewwwwwww."
Yeah, he nailed it. On so many levels. Poor kid.
The above image snagged from one of my favorite pick-me-up blogsites bitsandpieces.


JCK said...

Oh, my... :) You might need some of my all too handy whiskey.

Hope you had a great Mother's Day. After you recovered from the NAKKID incident.

shrink on the couch said...

Yes, pass the whiskey, please. Thanks, jck. He finally was able to look me in the eye come Mother's Day so that was a relief : )

Mary said...

Yes I have one son who still is at ease with me naked and the older pre teen is horrified!

shrink on the couch said...

Hi Mary, Yes, Its amazing and sad, at same time, when this change occurs. One day, "nekkid? what's nekkid?" and the next day, "ewwwwwww"

laurie said...

oh god you're giving me flashbacks! my parents' bedroom was right across the hall from the bathroom. and one time i was in the hallway and my dad came out of the bathroom after a shower, stark naked, and crossed the hall to the bedroom.

and he said, "Laurie Jo, I don't have any clothes on."

aaauuuggghhh!!!! as if i needed him to tell me!!!

shrink on the couch said...

haha.. yeah, laurie, as if your eyes suddenly stopped working (don't you wish!)

but I bet it was him saying the first thing that came into his head.."holy %^$!, I don't have any clothes on!!!"

I have similar memories, mine were laying in bed in the mornings waiting for dad to exit the bathroom, so I'd watch and figured out pretty quickly to stop watching and just listen .. LOL .. he would do the mad nekkid dash to HIS bedroom and I saw "it" a time or two. ewwwwwwww was my thought exactly.

Anonymous said...

I use it as a threat to my kids. If they stay at home beyond the age of 25 I will be permanently naked until they find their own houses.

They assure me that they won't stick around to see it. Both parties are relieved about this!

Alison said...

Love the comment above re using nekkidness (great word phd) as a threat. I'm going to do the same if my kids plan on staying home any longer than the age of 13, however. Just joking... kinda...sorta..

Anonymous said...

haha I have that to come with my sons I guess. They are not bothered at the moment - I strut about without anything on quite often as I hate to sleep in clothes. They are currently aged 6-11. I guess I haven't got long before they start looking horrified.
My 11 year old does roll his eyes when I go topless on holiday and will only come up to me if he is really desperate for money to buy something, otherwise he sits somewhere else and pretends he's not with me!

HP said...

Oh, been there and worn (or not worn!) the t-shirt. Except it wasn't my offspring nor my parents but some random visitors to inspect the house (my parents were selling). No one warned me. I think they got more of a viewing than they bargained for and I, as a 15 year old, was mortified.

shrink on the couch said...

peppermint - Laughing here. I love the threat. And I think it will work!!

rb - Hadn't thought about topless as a way of getting more quiet time out of vacations ; )

hp - poor you, I bet you felt traumatized over that house selling incident! but I'm thinking some real estate agent gets plenty of mileage out of that story, where all faces were red! Yikes.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

A very similar thing happened to me. My son didn't think I was home, he got out of practice early, heard a noise upstairs . . . and, well, you just told the rest of the story. Except there was no ewwww, just silence. Then I said, "Well, this awkward."

shrink on the couch said...

jenn, if your son had seen ME he would have said ewwwwwwwww.